Wednesday, June 3, 2015

DE-CIX Notes Upturn in 100G Internet Exchange Connections

DE-CIX, which recently recorded an all-time record peak throughput volume of 4 Terabit/s on its Internet Exchange in Frankfurt, is seeing customers upgrade their port size and capacity.  The company reports that during the first quarter of 2015, customers ordered the same number of 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100 GE) ports as they did in all of 2014.

As an example, Akamai, the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, has upgraded its capacity at DE-CIX in Frankfurt to 12x100 GE connections. Delivering 1.2 Terabits per second, this is the largest service provider bandwidth at any Internet exchange worldwide.

“Our goal is for our customers’ content to arrive as quickly as possible at its final destination, no matter where in the world the end user is,” says Noam Freedman, Senior Vice President, Networks and Chief Network Architect at Akamai Technologies. “With more than 700 Internet service providers worldwide, DE-CIX is one of our most important Internet exchange providers. With the 2013  implementation of its DE-CIX Apollon technology platform to easily handle 100 GE demands, DE-CIX has made it very easy for us to expand our capacity there. In this way, we’re well-positioned for the growing IP traffic volumes around the world.”

http://www.de-cix.net



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